From: DenverPioneers.com University of Denver sophomore forward Beau Bennett (Gardena, Calif.) is expected to miss at a minimum the next six to eight weeks with a wrist injury, DU head coach George Gwozdecky announced Friday afternoon. Bennett had successful surgery on Thursday, Dec. 8 to repair a ruptured tendon in his wrist, he originally injured during practice on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Bennett missed four games with the injury, but returned to the DU lineup on Saturday, Nov. 12 against in-state rival Colorado College. “Beau has courageously played the last three weeks with the wrist injury,” Gwozdecky said. “However, we felt surgery was necessary for Beau’s short and long-term career. We look forward to his return to our lineup in the second half of the season.”; Bennett, a 2010 first round NHL draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins, has 13 points (4g, 9a) in 10 games for the No. 13 Pioneers (6-5-3). Bennett has 38 points (13g, 25a) in 47 career games for DU.